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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Question of Western Sahara : report of the Secretary-General

28 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : report of the Secretary-General

27 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Human rights and cultural diversity : report of the Secretary-General

22 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

23 June 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 4 May 2009 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council : Summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into certain incidents in the Gaza Strip between 27 December 2008 and 19 January 2009

15 May 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan : note / by the Secretary-General

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Assistance to the Palestinian people : report of the Secretary-General

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan : report of the Secretary-General

30 March 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Children and armed conflict : report of the Secretary-General

26 March 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

10 March 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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